An editor friend of mine and I were discussing how to break into the editing world without going directly to a publishing house, and about what typical clients are like ~ what they expect and what we, as editors, can and are trained to offer them. I came to the realization that I might want to focus on another path entirely. It seems that even with a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work, establishing yourself in the market as a skilled copy editor and proofreader is a difficult road in and of itself.
I like to write fiction. I’ve written a stage play, am in the process of writing two more stage plays, have worked on a screenplay for seven years, and have written many short stories. An author friend of mine has made considerable money by writing, marketing and self-publishing romance novels, which to me, sounds like a doable next step. *END*